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Elko County lies at an elevation fo 5,060 feet in the Northeastern part of the state of Nevada. The Elko area is  an approximate halfway point between Reno, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Uah on I-80.

Elko County is the fourth-largest county in the contiguous 48 states with a land mass of 17,100 square miles and seven distinct communitites; Carlin, Elko, Jackpot, Owyhee, Spring Creek, Wells, and West Wendover.

Elko County at a Glance

Population………………………………………. 52,097
Land Area……………………………….17,100 sq. mi.
Median Age……………………………………………33
Median Home Value………………………..$247,833
Population Growth 10 year………………………..7%

Soruce: Nevada State Demographer and U.S. Census Bureau 2010- American Fact Finder

Housing

Low housing costs, meet beautiful desert views. Learn more.

Education

Find out where your kids will spend their days—and where you can continue to learn or work toward
an advanced degree. Learn more.

Attractions & Culture

From the Western Folklife Center to Sherman Station, rich cultural and historic sites and museums are ready to explore. Plus, we’re halfway between Salt Lake City and Reno, making it easy to take a day trip to the city. Learn more.

Cost of Living

Take advantage of no personal property taxes, affordable housing and more. Learn more.

Healthcare

From the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital to Elko Clinic, we’ve got your family covered. Learn more.

Climate

Enjoy snowy winter holidays and hot, dry summers. Learn more.

Safety

Already well below the national average, our crime rates have been dropping for years. Learn more.

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